STORIES OF IMPACT

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Family honors Dr. W.E. Upjohn by naming U-M Peony Garden 100 years after his original gift

In 1922, W. E. Upjohn gave a gift of peonies to U-M that would become what is now the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. Now, his family has come together on the 100th anniversary of his gift with a donation of $2 million to name the gardens after him.
Published 5.20.2022
Headshots of the 2022 D-SIP Cohort

Introducing the D-SIP Class of 2022!

The Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) welcomes our 16th cohort this year. We are pleased to bring back “in-person” Professional Development Fridays while students work in a hybrid format with host sites across U-M and Washtenaw County.
Published 5.10.2022
A composite image of a military dog tag with a block M on it draped over a portion of a camouflage jacket with an American flag in the background.

Supporting our troops

With philanthropic support, U-M’s Veteran & Military Services provides scholarships, peer mentoring, emergency financial assistance, academic workshops, social events, and more, to help military students transition to life on campus.
Published 5.10.2022
Audrey Yung and the U-M Engineering Student Government logo

‘We’re all in this together’

For Audrey Yung (Engineering Class of 2024), the Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship not only aids with tuition—it also makes her feel at home from half a world away.
Published 5.2.2022
News Release banner over Jason M. Miller, M.D., Ph.D. (left), James Grosfeld (middle), Mark W. Johnson, M.D. (right)

$11.5 Million Gift Fuels Innovation in Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research

Former PulteGroup chairman and CEO James Grosfeld’s gift is one of the largest investments of talent and resources in the country targeted at developing treatments for dry AMD, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over 50.
Published 4.20.2022
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The Ginsberg Legacy: Honoring a life of service to others

William and Inger Ginsberg (above) honor parents Edward (AB ’38) and Rosalie Ginsberg with a gift to support a new building to house the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.
Published 3.24.2022
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